Family of Young Guatemalan Girl Who Tragically Died in CBP Custody Busts the Mainstream Media Narrative

By The Blaze. The family of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who tragically died while in U.S. Border Patrol custody earlier this month is disputing the narrative surrounding the tragedy in the mainstream media.

The mainstream media’s dominant narrative surrounding the young girl’s untimely death places blame for the tragedy at the feet of U.S. Border Patrol and immigration officials, who are routinely painted in a negative light since Donald Trump became president.

In a statement, lawyers representing the family of Jakelin Caal Maquin dispute allegations that she had gone without food and water for several days, in addition to the charge that she had been traveling with her 29-year-old father, Nery Gilberto Caal Cuz, in the Mexico desert for days before being apprehended by U.S. immigration authorities.

In fact, Guatemalan Consul Tekandi Paniagua told CNN Saturday the young girl’s father has “no complaints about how Border Patrol agents treated him and his daughter.” Border Agents did everything in their power to help his daughter, he said, during a 90-minute bus ride to a Border Patrol station in New Mexico. It was on that trip that Jakelin became suddenly ill. (Read more from “Family of Young Guatemalan Girl Who Tragically Died in CBP Custody Busts the Mainstream Media Narrative” HERE)

Father of Migrant Girl Who Died in Border Control Says She Wasn’t Starving – but There’s More

By The Daily Caller. The father of a 7-year-old migrant girl who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody has refuted claims that she hadn’t had food or water in the days prior to being taken into custody — but he also said that he has no complaints with the way both he and his daughter were treated once they were apprehended.

According to a report from the Associated Press on Saturday afternoon, lawyers for 29-year-old Nery Gilberto Caal Cuz said that he made sure his daughter Jakelin had food and water as they made the journey across Mexico from Guatemala.

Jakelin Caal and her father were taken into custody Dec. 6 near Lordsburg, New Mexico, by Border Patrol agents. She began vomiting and later stopped breathing while being transported to a Border Patrol station. She died at a hospital.

A statement from the family’s lawyers says her father, 29-year-old Nery Gilberto Caal Cuz, made sure his daughter had food and water as they traveled through Mexico.

(Read more from “Father of Migrant Girl Who Died in Border Control Says She Wasn’t Starving – but There’s More” HERE)


Reporter Tells People Not to ‘Demonize’ Border Agents

By The Daily Caller. CNN’s Chris Cuomo pleaded for people not to “demonize” border security agents on Friday night following the reported death of a 7-year-old girl who died in their custody last week.

Nery Caal and his daughter, Jakelin, crossed the border illegally on Dec. 6 and then surrendered themselves to border security agents. Based on where they were and the number of people they were with, border security was required to transport them in two rounds. During the second round, Jakelin fell ill. She ended up dying.

Cuomo began his segment by saying, “Jakelin and her father were not abused, at least not by the men and women working for the U.S. The people who organize these new mass caravans, often on false pretenses, they need to be called out and investigated.” (Read more from “Reporter Tells People Not to ‘Demonize’ Border Agents” HERE)

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